Taking all measures to avoid civilian killings: DGP Vaid

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
July 14, 2018 TOP STORIES 65 Views
Taking all measures to avoid civilian killings: DGP Vaid

While appealing Kashmir youth not to rush towards encounter sites, Director General of Police SP Vaid on Friday said that police are talking to army and paramilitary forces to make operations better so that civilian killings are stopped in Kashmir.
“It is painful to all of us to see loss of any civilian life. A bullet does not know whom it will hit. My appeal to all the young boys is that they should remain at home and not come to encounter sites. They should not pelt stone on security forces,” Vaid said.
The DGP maintained that there are strict directors to the security forces to avoid civilian killings. “We have talked to Army, CRPF to ensure that no harm is done to the civilians during the encounters with militants,” he maintained.
Vaid said it pains them to see young lives are being lost in this way.
“We too feel pained when such killings happen but we have already appealed youth not to rush towards encounter sites. Why to pelt army with stones? This is our own army why this bloodshed?” asked Vaid.
The police chief said that they also feel the pain when a family loses its member. “We want youth not to come near the encounter sites and must not indulge in stone-pelting,” he said.
Vaid also said that they are trying to stop the civilian killings during gunfights and are in constant talks with the army and paramilitary CRPF in this regard.
“We have talked to army officers and CRPF officers as well and are trying to make it better so that no civilian killings happen,” he added. He added that they are taking measures to avoid such things, including preventing people from holding demonstration near encounter cites.
He said that people must understand that the security forces are their own brothers and are fighting militancy to restore peace in the valley.

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